I have been feeling under the weather for a few weeks, but was not too worried, until about a week ago when my gums started to bleed when I brushed my teeth. Let me say now that I am more than confident this is not due to gingivitis or gum disease, as I have always have excellent dental hygiene. I have not been taking any medications that would cause this reaction, and I don't smoke or have any allergies.
A few days ago I went to a walk-in clinic where I saw a doctor who told me that I have a throat infection, as well as an ear infection. As for the bleeding, swollen gums - he wasn't sure, he gave me anti-septic mouthwash.
I have been using the mouthwash 3 times a day as directed, but my gums are only becoming more painful and bleeding more frequently. A few tiny red cuts have formed along my gums from brushing my teeth so I have been extra careful when brushing too.
I also have extremely swollen lymph nodes in my neck, and a slightly swollen abdomen. I am taking chills constantly, although I sweat through every layer of clothing I wear.
If this has any relevance, a few years ago I was told that I had low iron, but it was not a serious problem and was fixed quickly and easily with a change in diet.
If anybody can help me out...I would appreciate it so much, Thanks.